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Feeling stressed? #ChooseYourBottles and chill out!

Do you belong to the young crop of the millennial generation? If yes, then you are part of the population’s most stressed out individuals.
According to recent surveys, millennials- those aged between 18 to 33, suffer from the highest stress level out of all the other current living generations. Work, money, and relationships were cited as the top three factors that make today’s young movers and shakers quite unhappy about life. Not to mention the high expectations that society has put on their shoulders.

Thrills, treats and prizes mark the Halloween Soiree at Buddha-Bar Manila

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PLUS Who gets to bring home a spanking new Range Rover?
It’s that time of year when kids go trick-a-treating, mysterious tales abound, and spooky parties are thrown left and right. On October 30, 2015, Buddha-Bar Manila invites you to a Halloween Soiree that runs from 6pm until 12 midnight.
Come in your best Halloween ensemble and win fabulous prizes courtesy of our esteemed partners Skyjet Airlines, official airline; Boracay Tropics, official beach resort; Art of Scent, official luxury fragrance boutique; Hotel Celeste, official Boutique Hotel; Manny O Wines, Official Wine; and Chocolate Magic by Chips Delight.

Gatorade Launches New Variant - White Lightning with New Ambassadors

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Gatorade has made its mark as the beverage of athletes and still continues to be present with major sports in the world. And here in the Philippines, it is also dominates as we are crazy with basketball, volleyball, and teams in the NCCA and UAAP. The brand is celebrating the golden anniversary with the launch of their new variant, WHITE LIGHTNING.

White Lightning has the orange-and-grapefruit-flavor white colored beverage that will be added to the roster of flavors that are favorites by many. With the introduction of White Lighting to the market, there are now more options for different folks.

Thank You For Great Pastries Chef Hasset Go...

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It is a sad day for bakers and chefs today with the passing of the young and talented MedChef Hasset Go, who has succumbed to liver cancer just today. He was known to be a great pastry chef which grew with the MedChef brand. I was able to meet him in occasions, and even had a feature on him at the Il Mercanti event 3 years ago.

Samsung Digital Appliances 5th Cookin Workshop: “Cozy Cooking Recipes for the Rainy Days”

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GalaStars Culinary School, Recipes by: Chef Ernest Gala
CARBONARA

1) 250 grams fettuccini or spaghetti. Cook according to package directions. Drain. Serve with sauce.
2) Sauce: ¼ cup each of Mayonnaise and Cheese Pimiento, 1 can campbells cream of chicken soup.
3) Topping: ½ cup each quickmelt cheese and chopped bacon.
4) Procedure: Combine and mix well Mayonnaise, cheese pimiento and chicken soup in a microwavable bowl. Cover with Cling. Put in Samsung smart oven. Set to Microwave mode at 600W for two minutes. Remove Cling and mix well. Return Cling and put back sauce in Smart oven. Set to Microwave mode at 600W for 30 seconds to one minute.
5) Remove and mix with cook Pasta. Toss. Top with quickmelt cheese and bacon.

Bit Bite Northern Food Festival On Its 3rd Year at Marquee Mall

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Feast into the best of Northern cuisine this weekend! MarQuee Mall’s Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival kicks off today with fireworks, marching band, street dancing and cooking of popular sisig varieties.
Now on its third year, Big Bite will showcase three of the best-loved northern flavors in a grand sisig cookout at the “Sisig Festival”, one of the main highlights of Big Bite! The Northern Food Festival on October 16, 17, and 18. The Sisig Festival is an ode to the quintessential Kapampangan dish. This year it will feature three popular sisig variations from Pangasinan, Ilocos as well as the traditional Kapampangan recipe. Chef Jackie dela Cruz whips up the Ilocano version called “dinakdakan” while Chef Danilo Maramba cooks the Pangasinan version, replacing pork with bangus, a popular catch from the region. Chef Sau del Rosario prepares the traditional Kapampangan pork sisig.

Enjoy Staycation this Rainy Season with Samsung Digital Appliances

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Who says rainy days need to be dark and gloomy? Last July, a group of media practitioners brightened up their kitchens with good food to dispel the rainy day blues. Under the masterful supervision of renowned culinary master and Samsung Digital Appliances Ambassador Chef Ernest Gala showed the Fifth Samsung Digital Appliances Cooking Workshop participants that staying indoors can be a gustatory experience for friends and family.
The theme of the workshop was “Cozy Cooking Recipes for the Rainy Days,” where Chef Ernest showed participants how to whip up comfort food such as Carbonara and Chicken Pie – all ingredients maintained fresh by Samsung Refrigerator’s cooling technology while Samsung Smart Oven’s features ensured easier and healthier cooking.

The Wait Is Worth It, Applebees is Here in the Philippines!

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Applebee’s Grill & Bar®, the quintessential American restaurant since it first opened in 1980 outside Atlanta, Georgia and which has since grown to be the largest casual dining brand in the world, is opening its first location in the Philippines, it was announced today by Daniel del Olmo, President of International, DineEquity, Inc.
The new Applebee’s, which represents another step forward in the international growth strategy of parent company DineEquity, Inc., is located at the Ground Floor of the W Global Center, 30th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
It also represents an expansion of the DineEquity relationship with its franchise partner for its other leading brand, IHOP® restaurants, Global Restaurant Concepts. Global Restaurant Concepts currently operates seven IHOP restaurants in the Philippines.
The opening of Applebee’s Grill & Bar, will bring the brand’s 35 years of experience serving the best in ribs, steaks, burgers, appetizers and a range of dr…

Celebrate World Pandesal Day at Kamuning Bakery Cafe

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October 16, 2015 will be celebrated worldwide as “World Bread Day”, but here at Quezon City’s first bakery, Kamuning Bakery Cafe is celebrating it as the World Pandesal Day
The pandesal is the historic and unique national bread of the Philippines, it is bread eaten by the masses, middle-class and by all. The pandesal is a basic necessity of the people, like rice. The humble pandesal bread represents the people’s simple wish for liberation from hunger. Hot freshly pugon-baked pandesal also represents happiness.
So what is in store for WORLD PANDEAL DAY by Kamuning Bakery?

Buddha-Bar Manila brings back “Sushi Disco Night: REMIX” this October

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Saturday night fever continues at the most posh party destination in the metro.
Buddha-Bar Manila brings back by popular demand “Sushi Disco Night” all Saturdays of October for partyphiles to enjoy. Originally a concept from Buddha-Bar Baku in Azerbaijan, “Sushi Disco Night” hit Manila by storm from July 25 to August 29. “Sushi Disco Night: REMIX” #buddhabarmanila2015 #sushidisconightremix allows Manila’s glamorous set to swing and groove to well-loved retro music and eat lots of delightful sushi.
For Php599 net, the “Eat-All-You-Can Sushi Creations” promo can be enjoyed from 6 pm to 9 pm. The “buy 1, take 1” promo of selected sushi creations is from 9:01 p.m. to 2 a.m. Customers can avail of five bottles of local beer at Php 499 net, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Arakawa Japanese Kitchen And Bar Opens in Pasig!

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Finding that restaurant to fill in that Japanese cuisine craving? Well for you located in Pasig and nearby areas you can have that one solved with the re-opening of the Arakawa Japanese Kitchen and Bar located in C. Raymundo in Pasig City. Conveniently located in one of the major roads in Pasig City, Arakawa provides a large array of dishes ranging from the all-time favorites like sushi, sashimi, ramen, and bento.

Located near Sta. Clara de Montefalco church, it is a oasis for great dining for residents and motorist passing the area. It is a good alternative for Japanese food, if you want to avoid heavy traffic and parking woes in the major commercial districts. And we have to say that the quality of the food is indeed par with other Japanese restaurant with a more friendlier price.
Now let's take a look at some of the dishes we have tried at Arakawa.  

Mango Tree Manila and Sommelier Selection Double Up for Filipino Foodie First: 'Five Perfect Pairs' of Thai

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Mango Tree Manila has launched a bold new menu that pairs the restaurant's bestselling signature Thai dishes with fine wines chosen by leading French wine specialists Sommelier Selection.
Ready, set, pair! The tables are set and the pairing has been performed. All that awaits now are Manila's most discerning diners and a readiness to be wowed by Thai cuisine complemented by wines selected by the gurus of Sommelier Selection. 
Exciting news for Filipino foodies and oenophiles, the 'perfect storm' of wine pairing has formed, coupling the world's leading Thai culinary lifestyle brand with the best in the French wine business.